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Duck Hillary! Throwing Shoes At Politicians

 

 

Throwing Shoes as an insult or protest gets attention when the target is a politician. In an unscripted moment, this week, a woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton.  

Remember the Iraqi journalist, Muntader al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at George Bush in 2008?

In Arabic, Mr. Zaidi shouted:“This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!” as he threw a shoe at Bush.

Launching the other shoe he shouted:“This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!”

In October 2013, the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou faced some flying shoes.

The China Post reported:

“Of late, President Ma Ying-jeou has been dogged by flying shoes thrown at him by protesters and hecklers, so frequent and threatening that Taiwan’s police spent about US $16,000 to buy 149 “shoe-catching nets” to protect the safety of the president, although none of these projectiles has yet hit the bull’s-eye.”

 Maybe, ‘shoe-catching nets’ will, shortly, be part of security at American political events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No More Taxes

 

 

 

A Politician’s Mantra

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
Peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the soil in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
To my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.             ~Anonymous

“IT’S A BOTTOMLESS PIT WHERE OUR MONEY GOES

THEY JUST TAKE IT AWAY TO WHERE NOBODY KNOWS

THEY’RE ROBBING US BLIND IT’S A CRYING SHAME

LET’S THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT THEY’RE ALL TO BLAME”    (Barry David Butler)

 

 

 

 

The Noose Is Tightening: A List Of Taxes You Pay That Didn’t Exist 100 Years Ago

Tax Freedom Day 2014 Is April 21: 3 Days Later Than Last Year

 

 

 

 

Are Press Conferences Scripted? Do Reporters Rehearse Questions With The White House?

Recently a CBS reporter from Arizona made some statements about how the press corps works in the White House. In an ‘off the record’ moment she said Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, told them:

“the reporters and correspondents, unless it is breaking news, they provide the questions to him(Jay Carney) in advance, and in some cases he actually prepares that answer for them…”

 

 

Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions From Reporters Before Press Briefing

Sharyl Attkisson: There Is Coordination Between Reporters And Politicians

Chris Stigall interviews former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

Is Government Controlling The Press?